Handgun discovered in Berkshire Co. middle school

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) – On Friday, a student at Herberg Middle School reported that another student was in possession of a firearm.

During a search of the school, a small caliber pistol was located in a locker.

The gun was unloaded, however a clip with bullets was found next to it.

“We have safety protocols in place at all schools and practice them regularly. As always we are collaborating with the Pittsfield Police,” Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless said. “We are thankful for our strong relationship and support from the City of Pittsfield and from our Pittsfield families, and will continue to keep them informed.”

Pittsfield Police removed the firearm and are currently investigating the matter further.

In a statement, the district said: “The safety of our students is of the highest priority and concern. All schools in the district have safety response protocols and procedures in place. Families are encouraged to partner with the school administration regarding any information that could be of assistance to help continue to maintain a safe and secure environment.”

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